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Somerset Phoenix Project

Working alongside professionals and supporting children, young people and families affected by sexual abuse.

A specialist service supporting the development of professionals in Somerset. We are here to reduce the negative impact of child sexual abuse (CSA) on the lives of children and families living in Somerset

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How we can help

Somerset Phoenix is a small service provided by Barnardo's and Somerset & Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (SARSAS). Providing support, training, consultation, and signposting to professionals supporting children, young people and families affected by child sexual abuse (CSA). We are a small team covering the whole of Somerset. We are not a referral service or a crisis service. If you need crisis intervention, refer to the useful links page.


For professionals

Information on training courses, professional consultation and guides for supporting children affected by sexual abuse


For parents & carers

Support for safe carers; peer support groups, information guids, tips for managing behaviour associated with the abuse


For children & young people

Support and information centered on you, what you need now and in the future

Latest News

04 May 2020

We are Recruiting

Somerset Phoenix Project Specialist Support Worker for Young People (13-18yrs) £24,692 Pro Rata 17 hours per week (to include a Wedne...

18 Mar 2020

COVID-19 Service update

SERVICE ANNOUNCMENT REGARDING COVID-19 The Somerset Phoenix Project is open and staff are working to support all our service users as much...

25 Feb 2020

Nerrol's gets award

Barnardo’s presents ‘School Champion’ award to Taunton’s newest school   Taunton’s newest school has bee...

Barnardo's is a charity (216250 / SC037605) and a company limited by guarantee.
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